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Echo & The Bunnymen: Porcupine (Korova)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 22 January 1983

PERHAPS IT WAS inevitable, even decreed in some heaven up "there". Maybe it’s just the third time unlucky. But if Porcupine isn’t good it isn’t ...

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Echo & The Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch (1990)

Interview by Ira Robbins, Rock's Backpages audio, 24 January 1990

The gobby scouser talks about Pop as Art, his old band and its gradual implosion, and his fledgling solo career and ruminates on Liverpool and the meaning of The Beatles.

File format: mp3; file size: 87.5mb, interview length: 1h 35' 31" sound quality: ***

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The Teardrop Explodes, Echo & the Bunnymen: Zoo Games

Report and Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 25 August 1979

A small label at the warm end of the cold wave. The music of the Eighties! says Dave McCullough. ...

Joy Division, Teardrop Explodes, OMD, Echo & The Bunnymen et al: Leigh Rock Festival, Lancashire

Live Review by Mick Middles, Sounds, 8 September 1979

A movement with no name... and a festival with no people (But a 'staggering event' all the same, says our man Middles) ...

Joy Division/Echo & The Bunnymen/OMD/Teardrop Explodes/The Distractions/ACR: Leigh Valley Festival, Lancashire

Live Review by Jon Savage, Melody Maker, 8 September 1979

Angst in an East Lancs wasteland ...

Joy Division, Pil et al: Futurama '79 Festival — Set The Controls For The Squalor Of Leeds

Live Review by Andy Gill, Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 15 September 1979

The World's First Science Fiction Music FestivalWords: Ian Penman and Andy Gill. Pix: Kevin Cummins ...

Echo & the Bunnymen: Bunnymen in a Handbag Factory — Crocodiles 1; Bunnymen: 0

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 5 July 1980

Dave McCullough doesn't fret as E & The B's go AoR ...

Echo & the Bunnymen Play Hard To Get

Report and Interview by Deanne Pearson, The Face, August 1980

DEANNE PEARSON tries anyway. ...

Siouxsie & the Banshees, Robert Fripp, Echo & the Bunnymen, U2, Altered Images, Clock DVA, Soft Cell: Futurama Festival, Queens Hall, Leeds

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 20 September 1980

The squalor show goes on ...

Echo & Bunnymen, U2, Delta 5: The Lyceum, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 27 September 1980

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN dwell in the magical land between life and art that is the territory of great rock'n'roll. Making music alone isn't enough ...

Echo & The Bunnymen: Welcome To The Bunnyhouse

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 22 November 1980

WHEN ECHO And The Bunnymen end their British tour with a date at Liverpool University, the Mad Hatter photographer (Joe Stevens) and I travel up ...

Echo and the Bunnymen/Insect Surfers: The Blitz, West Hempstead, NY

Live Review by Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, June 1981

THE TIME: DAWN, a few weeks after the police raid on and the closing of Danceteria. The Place: The entrance to the Queens Midtown Tunnel, ...

Echo & the Bunnymen: Knocking on Heaven's gate

Report and Interview by Lynden Barber, Melody Maker, 20 June 1981

Lynden Barber goes Dutch on a tequila sunrise with Echo and the Bunnymen. ...

Long Day's Journey Into Oslo — Tales From A Norwegian Wood

Report and Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 27 June 1981


Echo & The Bunnymen: Heaven Up Here

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, The Face, August 1981


Echo & The Bunnymen: Heaven Up Here (Sire/Warner Bros.)

Review by Iman Lababedi, Creem, October 1981

AT FIRST, I had Echo and the Bunnymen pigeon-holed as doomy Doorsy dumbos. But then, slowly, cautiously, Crocodiles slithered up my leg. It began harmlessly ...

Echo And The Bunnymen: A Promise of Rock Re-Born

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 20 February 1982

THE DAY AFTER THIS venerable paper's hardcore readers have enjoyed their brief, communal moment of glory in the polls, all-round prize guys Echo And the ...

A Life In The Day Of Bill Drummond

Interview by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 3 April 1982

Bill Drummond, manager of The Bunnymen and The Teardrops, talks to Mark Cooper ...

Echo & The Bunnymen: Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline, Scotland

Live Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 8 May 1982


Echo & The Bunnymen

Report and Interview by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, 3 February 1983

IT WAS A trifle chilly, apparently, when the Bunnymen did the woodland photo session for their first album, Crocodiles. It was even colder on the ...

Echo and Bunnymen: Per Omnia Scallia Scalliorum

Live Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 5 February 1983

Echo and Bunnymen: Hammersmith Odeon, London ...

The Altar'd Boys: Echo and the Bunnymen

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 19 March 1983

The beleagured King Rock is on its discredited throne again, and Echo And The Bunnymen rule supreme. RICHARD COOK finds them holding court in ...

Echo & the Bunnymen: Porcupine (Sire 23770); U2: War (Island 90067)

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, June 1983

THERE AREN'T too many English bands that can buck the current vogue for synthesizers and funk/dance rhythms, remain musically adventurous and still be commercially viable ...

Echo & the Bunnymen: The Gathering Hall, Portree, Isle of Skye

Live Review by Max Bell, The Times, 7 July 1983

THE GATHERING Hall, Portree, has resounded to many a meeting of the clans in the last 100 years but it can seldom have witnessed such ...

The Smiths and Echo & The Bunnymen: The Smith and the Bunnyman

Interview by Mark Cooper, No. 1, 28 April 1984

No.1 brings together two of rock's most charismatic singers... and two of its biggest egos as well!" ...

Echo & The Bunnymen: Ocean Rain (Korova)

Review by Biba Kopf, New Musical Express, 5 May 1984

IS IT possible to hear Echo And The Bunnymen anymore for all the noise? ...

Echo & The Bunnymen

Interview by Max Bell, The Face, August 1984

PARTHENON DRIVE, Norris Green, is one of Liverpool's quieter backwaters. The road, with its leafy gardens and council houses, is not scarred by graffiti or ...

Echo and the Bunnymen: Warren Peace

Report and Interview by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 4 August 1984


Sisters Of Mercy, Redskins, Crap, Crap, Crap, Crap: York Racecourse

Live Review by Susan Williams, New Musical Express, 29 September 1984


Echo & The Bunnymen, Ian Dury et al: Glastonbury CND Festival, Pilton, Somerset

Live Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, 29 June 1985

"JESUS WEPT," from St Mark's Gospel is, I'm assured, the shortest verse in The Bible. That his Divinity did so over this event when 40,000 people decamped ...

Echo & The Bunnymen: Warren Peace

Interview by Dele Fadele, ZigZag, November 1985


The Producers: Ian Broudie

Interview by Chas de Whalley, International Musician & Recording World, February 1986

Chas de Whalley talks about the prime of Mr Ian Broudie ...

Ian McCulloch

Interview by Ira Robbins, Rolling Stone, 5 February 1990

AN HOUR BEFORE Echo and the Bunnymen went onstage in Osaka, Japan for the final date of a world tour in April 1988, singer Ian ...

Ian McCulloch: Mustn’t Grumble

Interview by Robert Sandall, Q, March 1992

Ian McCulloch’s commercial appeal may be "more selective" than it was in the glory days of Echo And Bunnymen, but at least he’s found a ...

Echo and the Bunnymen - live in Liverpool

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 23 May 1997

IT'S HARD to remember now how much Echo and the Bunnymen meant. Fourteen years ago, they were crowned Kings of Rock, each album was greeted ...

Echo & The Bunnymen: Hanover Grand, London

Live Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, July 1997

Echo & The Bunnymen: honesty and openness ...

Glastonbury: Where Were You While We Were All Getting Dry?

Report by Neil Mason, Melody Maker, 5 July 1997

So, you are back home again, tucked up in bed, bad dose of the snivels. Your shoes are f***ed, your bones a bit soggy. Well, ...

Echo and the Bunnymen: Manhattan Chancer

Interview by Terry Staunton, Uncut, August 1997

IT'S A HOT AND sticky sunday afternoon in the Little Italy district of Manhattan, and every street corner resembles an expanded version of the wedding ...

Echo and the Bunnymen: Ian McCulloch's Favourite Things

Interview by Terry Staunton, Uncut, July 1998

ABBA"I REALLY DO think they're great. 'The Winner Takes It All' is so sad – the video's fantastic, Agnetha's blue eyeliner runnln' – and it ...

Echo and The Bunnymen at Mayfair, Newcastle

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 16 April 1999

THE NEW Echo & The Bunnymen album is a brave move forward, a disavowal of the band's grand past for simple statements of ageing and ...

Echo & The Bunnymen: London, Astoria

Live Review by Alex Ogg, unpublished, 22 May 1999

IT’S A STRANGE TIME for a rock gig to take place – midday on the Saturday of the FA Cup final. The unusual hour is ...

Echo and the Bunnymen: Crystal Days (1979-1999)**** (Warner Strategic Marketing)

Review by Adam Sweeting, Uncut, August 2001

MAC LADS' four-CD retrospective ...

Echo & The Bunnymen: Royal Court, Liverpool

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 4 December 2003

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS on, and every Liverpudlian hipster of a certain age is here to pay their respects. With their debut album, Crocodiles, Echo & The ...

Ocean Refrain: Echo and the Bunnymen

Retrospective and Interview by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, October 2005

To mark the release of the first Echo & the Bunnymen album in four years, Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant recall the triumphs and pitfalls ...

Echo & the Bunnymen: The Making of 'The Killing Moon'

Retrospective and Interview by Terry Staunton, Uncut, November 2008

1984's shimmering indie-pop epic is part Elvis, part Leonard Cohen, and part Bing Crosby, according to Ian McCulloch and co. Oh, and it's also "the ...

On the Phone to Ian McCulloch

Report and Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Herald, April 2010

IAN MCCULLOCH likes to ruminate. Spend an hour with the lead singer-songwriter of Echo & the Bunnymen and he'll swerve through a plethora of topics. ...

Echo & The Bunnymen

Interview by Paul Lester, Record Collector, June 2014

Post-punk marvels Echo & The Bunnymen are back — and Ian McCulloch is older, wiser, and far less inclined to boost his own legend. Yeah, ...

Echo & the Bunnymen: Shooting from the Lip

Retrospective and Interview by David Burke, Classic Pop, January 2018

STEVE EARLE ONCE said he'd stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table and declare his mentor Townes Van Zandt the best songwriter he'd ever heard. ...

Eric's, Probe and the Armadillo: The Story Of Liverpool Music, 1976-1988

Retrospective and Interview by Patrick Clarke, The Quietus, 10 April 2018

Through a series of interviews, Patrick Clarke charts the history of Liverpool's brilliant, bitter and burgeoning music scene of 1976-1988, from Eric's and Probe to ...

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